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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN POST OFFICE ROBBERY
February 4, 2015

The Taylor Ridge Post Office located at 6928 134th Avenue West, Taylor Ridge, IL was robbed on January 24th at approximately 8:30 A.M. The suspect is described as a white male 5'07 to 5'11 medium build, light brown with a hint of red goatee. The suspect was wearing a dark hooded coat, dark pants and armed with a handgun. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward UP TO $5,000.00. If your anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers leads to the arrest of the suspect, you will receive an additional reward of UP TO $1,000. Call the tip line with your info, 309-762-9500, or submit your tip by clicking below.



SMASH AND GRAB BURGLARIES
December 30, 2014

Do you recognize this car or suspects? Maybe their clothing? They are responsible for 8 "smash and grab" burglaries in Moline and additional ones in Davenport during the early morning hours of December 30, 2014. The suspects are a male white wearing a mask and a male black wearing a red hat. Both had similar clothing on. The vehicle is believed to be a 2001-2005 Mercedes Benz S class with 6-spoke rims. If you can help, call the tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip below.
 
 

 




MISSING PERSON
November 25, 2014
Milan Police are asking for your help in locating a missing person.  JAMES DEPAEPE has not been seen by his family since June 30th. 2014.  Mr. Depaepe has no known address.  He is 50 years old with brown eyes and brown hair. If you know where Mr. DePaepe is, please call the tip line, 309-762-9500.
 




ARSON FIRE IN MOLINE UNSOLVED

November 5, 2014

At about 1:30 a.m. on November 5th, a fire was intentionally set at a vacant home in the 1300 block of 14th Avenue, Moline. Graffiti was found painted on the walls. If you know who did this, contact Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip by clicking on the "Submit a Tip" tab below. All tips are anonymous and you could earn a cash reward.



ROBBERY IN BETTENDORF
October 15, 2014

On August 28th, the pictured suspect robbed a female victim while in front of Walgreen's, 830 Middle Road, Bettendorf. The suspect implied he had a gun but none was displayed.  After a struggle, the suspect stole the victim's purse and fled the area eastbound.  He then hopped on a bicycle that was parked by Schnuck's and took off northbound. The victim sustained minor injuries.  Suspect is described as male, black, 5'10" to 6' tall, clean shaven and wearing a gray hoodie, jeans and tennis shoes that appear to be white and red.  If you have information about this crime, call the tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip below.  If your information leads to an arrest you could receive a cash reward of up to$1,000.




BRONZE MONUMENTS STOLEN
October 15, 2014
Sometime between October 5th and 14th, someone broke into the office building at Roselawn Cemetary, 6011 38th Avenue, Moline.  The suspects made off with several bronze monuments  valued at $2,000 each.  If you know who did this, call the tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip by clicking on the "Submit a Tip" icon on our home page.  All tipsters remain anonymous and you could earn a cash reward of UP TO $1,000.



ATV'S STOLEN IN MOLINE
September 9, 2014
MOLINE POLICE need your help.  During the afternoon hours of Monday, September 8, 2014, two ATV's on a trailer were stolen from a residence in the 2100 block of 15th Street, Moline.  They are a 2006 white Suzuki and a 2013 Polaris camouflage.  If you see these ATV's or you know who took them, call the tip line at 309-762-9500, or submit your tip by clicking the icon below.  All tips are anonymous and you could receive a cash reward.




Unbelievable!
March 25, 2014
East Moline Police are asking for your help. A two-year old child was injured at Millennium Park because someone glued razor blades to the playground equipment.  If you know who did this, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line 309-762-9500 or submit your tip by clicking the link below.  All tips are anonymous and you could earn a cash reward. For the full story by WQAD Click Here.

 



 

COSTLY BURGLARY REPORTED IN MOLINE
March 11, 2014
Moline Police are asking for your help in solving a burglary that occurred March 3, 2014 at a home in the 5300 block of 28th Avenue.  A safe was removed from the home that contained about $50,000 worth of heirloom jewelry as well as some pain medication.  The jewelry had great sentimental value to the owner.  If you have information about this burglary call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip by clicking the link below.  All tipsters remain anonymous and you could earn a cash reward.




 
 

DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS?
November 14, 2013
Blackhawk College Police report they have been experiencing thefts of metal from their building at 3901 25th Street, Moline.  On November 9th, video cameras captured these images of a suspect and his vehicle.  If you know who this is, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip below.  All calls and tips are secure and anonymous.  If your tip leads to a felony arrest, you'll receive a cash reward.



THIEF TARGETS CHURCH

October 20, 2013
The male pictured here entered the First Congregational Church, 2107 7th Avenue, Moline while church services were in session.  He stole a camera and a credit card from a coat hanging in a coat closet.  He used that credit card to make unauthorized purchases at Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Toys R Us, and Hy-Vee.  He was driving a silver or light colored vehicle. If you know who is responsible, call the Crime Stoppers tip line, 309-762-9500, submit your tip below or text “QCTIP” plus your information to 274637.  If your information leads to an arrest you earn a cash reward.


 

AIR BAG THEFT 
July 30, 2013
BETTENDORF POLICE are asking for you help.  Between July 27 and July 29, unknown suspects removed 8 driver's side airbags from vehicles at Lindquist Ford.  7 were Ford models and one was a GM product.  There was another theft of air bags in Cedar Rapids IA as well.  If you can help solve this case, submit your tip below or call the tip line (309) 762-9500.  All tips are secure and anonymous.  And you could earn a cash reward.



MOLINE POLICE PROPERTY DESTROYED  
July 22, 2013
On July 16th, police learned that someone had destroyed a speed monitoring device like this one that had been placed in the 1500 block of 29th Street, Moline.  The device will cost $3,500 to replace.  If you know who did this, call the tip line, 309-762-9500 or click on the tab below.  You can also text us by texting QCTIP plus your message to 274637.  All calls are anonymous.  If your tip leads to a felony arrest, you'll receive a cash reward. 




ROCK ISLAND POLICE NEED YOUR HELP   
June 2, 2013            
On Tuesday June 2nd suspects unknown entered a locked garage near the 1400 block of 33rd Street Rock Island and stole the prized possession of a young man.  This professional Go Kart, the same used in the Labor Day Grand Prix Races in the streets of Rock Island, was taken in the Burglary. Also stolen was a white racing helmet and red gloves.  The Go Kart which takes a special gas mix is valued at $2000. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone who can help us find those responsible for the burglary. We will not ask your name – we just want your information. You can text us an anonymous tip by texting QCTIP plus your message to 274637.  You can also call the tip line at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip on our homepage.




ACENTRA CREDIT UNION ROBBED
July 2, 2013
DAVENPORT POLICE are investigating a robbery at the Ascentra Credit Union in Davenport that occurred July 2, 2013.  If you can ID this suspect, call the tip line, 309-762-9500 or submit your tip by clicking below.




MOLINE NEIGHBORHOOD FALLS VICTIM TO RANDOM ACTS OF VANDALISM
May 12, 2013
Five residents of the Moline neighborhood in the area of 14th Avenue between 16th and 18th Streets woke up Monday morning to the inconvenience of a flat tire.  One witness saw four male teenagers running from the area.  If you have information about this random act of mischief, call the Crime Stoppers tip line, 309-762-9500, or click here to submit your tip.  You can also text QCTIP and your tip information to 274637.  As citizens, we can help prevent crime by being aware of what is going on in our neighborhoods and reporting any suspicious activity to police. 



MOLINE ARSON UNDER INVESTIGATION
April 15, 2013
Moline Police Officers responded to Riverside Cemetery  after a citizen discovered the door to a mausoleum on fire.  The fire department responded and they were able to extinguish the fire.  It was determined suspect(s) likely lit a wreath that was affixed to the building on fire.  The fire spread to the mausoleum doors, however was put out before any other damage was done.  If you have information about this arson, call the tip line, 309-762-9500 or submit your tip here.  All calls are anonymous!



VANDAL TARGETS JESUS ON EASTER SUNDAY
March 31, 2013
$666 CASH REWARD OFFERED! ROCK ISLAND POLICE need your help in solving a crime. At about 9:20 pm on Easter Sunday, a suspect pulled down a statue of Jesus at Sacred Heart Church, severly damaging it. The suspect is a male, white, 30-40 years old, 160-190 pounds, 6' tall. He was wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans and boots and was carrying a plastic bag and a backpack. He fled to the southeast, the same direction he had come from. If you have information about this crime call the CRIME STOPPERS OF THE QUAD CITIES tip line, 309-762-9500 or submit your tip here.  All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you'll receive the cash reward.



HATE CRIME IN DAVENPORT
January 2013
Davenport Police and Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities need information regarding a criminal damage that occurred sometime between the 12th and 13th of January. The spray painting of racial slurs on two vehicles occurred in the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue.   Police are asking for your help! If you have information about this hate crime, call the tip line, 309-762-9500, submit your tip here or from your mobile phone using the Tipsoft app. If your information leads to an arrest, you'll earn some cash!



LAFLAMA EMPLOYEE ROBBED IN MOLINE

June 29, 2012

A female manager of La Flama restaurant 1624 5th Avenue was walking the morning deposit to the bank when, after having just exiting the rear of the restaurant, she was struck on the head and knocked to the ground. Two suspects grabbed a bag with United States currency from the victim and fled in an unknown direction. Both suspects were described as male whites, slightly over 6’ in height, both wearing t-shirts and shorts. If you have information about this crime, call the tip line 309-762-9500 or submit a tip by clicking here.



HIT AND RUN FATALITY REPORTED IN MOLINE
February 23, 2012
Last night at about 8:40 pm, a pedestrian was struck and killed in the area of 16th Street and 24th Avenue in Moline.  The only description available of the suspect vehicle is that it was a white SUV.  If you have any information about this fatal accident, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line, 309-762-9500, or leave a tip using the tab on the home page.



BURGLAR TARGETS PAPA MURPHY'S PIZZA IN MOLINE
March 24, 2011
Papa Murphy’s Pizza, 3479 Avenue of the Cities in Moline was hit by a cat burglar the night of March 4th. Entry was made through a dive-up window using a device to defeat the window track. Once inside, a hidden safe was found and the drilling began. Numerous broken drill bits were left behind with holes drilled into the lock face and the door. Despite the burglar's best efforts, entry was not made to the safe.  However, money was taken from elsewhere in the business. Illinois State Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene and valuable evidence was recovered. Crime Stoppers has up to$1000 cash if you call us on our tip line (309) 762-9500 with the name of the individual responsible for this crime. You can also submit a tip here on our home page and through Facebook.      



COPPER THIEVES RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE
March 4, 2011
The recent copper thefts in Moline at the old public library and at Floorcrafters have officers on the lookout. These thieves, who cause thousands of dollars in damage just to scrap the copper they steal for pennies, are a growing problem for area departments. Eleven combined thefts have been reported so far this year in Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island. Police ask that you report any suspicious vans or trucks you may see around a closed business. If you can obtain a license plate number for the suspicious vehicle this would help police. A call to the Crime Stoppers tip line (309) 762-9500 could find you with up to $1000 cash if your information leads to an arrest of these thieves. 



STOLEN GUNS UNACCOUNTED FOR
February 17, 2011
During a recent felony investigation Davenport Police uncovered a theft of over fifty handguns, rifles, and shotguns from a residence. The burglary occurred while the owners were away and Quad City area police along with agents from the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) have joined in the hunt for these weapons. Knowing firearms such as these often make it into the hands of those who cannot buy them legally makes this recovery all the more important. ATF is offering a $2500 reward to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for this crime. Additionally, Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. Help us take these weapons off the street and make a tidy little sum for the effort by calling the Crime Stoppers tip line 309-762-9500.     



ARMED ROBBERY IN WALCOTT
February 11, 2011

The Comfort Inn at 501 Walker Street in Walcott was robbed by an armed gunman around 3:00 AM Friday morning, February 11th. The clerk was tied up by the suspect who is described as a black male, heavy build, 6 feet 2 inches in height. The suspect wore a gray coat, a stocking cap, and was brandishing a handgun.   If you have any information on this suspect you could collect up to $1000 cash by calling the Crime Stoppers tip line (309) 762-9500. We do not use caller ID and you will remain anonymous.  



INFORMATION NEEDED IN ROCK ISLAND SHOOTING
January 28, 2011
Rock Island police and Crime Stoppers need help in identifying a shooter. On Wednesday the 26th of January around 5:30 AM our victim Sherrick Houston was shot at a home in the 1600 block of 5th Street Rock Island. Police still are not sure why Houston was shot, but the shooting occurred in front of several children. If you can provide us with the name of the shooter and an arrest is made you could make some real money. Just call the Crime Stoppers tip line (309) 762-9500. Stay anonymous and get paid.   



PAIR OF BURGLARS SEEN CASING ROCK ISLAND NEIGHBORHOOD

January 21, 2011
Rock Island Police report two attempted home burglaries in the area of 11th Street from 22nd Avenue to 29th Avenue recently.  Suspect one is a male, black, about 6’ tall, slender build, last seen wearing a black winter coat, stocking cap and dark blue jeans.  Suspect two is a male, black, about 6’ tall, slender build, wearing a black winter coat, stocking cap and white Dickie-style jeans.  The two suspects were opening doors at homes in that area and have been seen looking in windows.  If they discover someone is home, they run away on foot.  If you have any information about who’s responsible, call Crime Stoppers, 309-762-9500.  If you see suspicious activity like this occurring, call 9-1-1. 



CRIME ALERT!! - QC HOMEOWNERS VICTIM OF SCAM

January 5, 2011

Over the past few days Quad City area police departments have responded to a scam involving individuals posing as water department or electrical department employees.  Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island, and Davenport Officers have responded to complaints of men in brown work jackets with yellow patches identifying themselves as water company employees needing to check water pressure problems or electrical employees needing to check electrical panels.  Once inside the suspect will take the homeowner to the basement where they keep them engaged in conversation. While the homeowner is busy with the “employee” other suspects enter the residence to steal valuables.  One suspect has been described as a white male, bald, between 25 – 35 years of age. The others are described as Male Hispanics. All legitimate service workers will have proper identification. Homeowners should always confirm by phone any work or service call you have not requested with the office of the appropriate agency. We ask you to share this information with friends and neighbors. If you recognize these suspects in your neighborhood please attempt to get vehicle descriptions or a license plate and call police. Your information could make you eligible for up to $1000 if you call the Crime Stoppers tip line (309) 762-9500.  



 
QUAD CITY SEX OFFENDER WEBSITES
March 28, 2010
Quad City Police and Crime Stoppers ask you to review the online sex offender websites for our two states. With approximately 635 sex offenders in the immediate Quad Cities we ask that you be aware of those required to register by law in your neighborhood. Compliance checks of sex offenders are a constant but it all starts with awareness by the neighborhood where the offender lives. Educate yourself and learn how you can help us with compliance checks by visiting these websites. In Iowa go to www.iowasexoffender.com and in Illinois www.isp.state.il.us/sor/. Neighbors are encouraged to contact their local police department if they suspect a noncompliance issue with a sex offender. If you prefer to remain anonymous you can always contact Crime Stoppers, 309-762-9500.  



A PLEA FOR JUSTICE
November 9, 2008
A large banner requesting the community's help in a homicide now sits where 325 West 4th Avenue Milan used to be. A large freshly seeded lot sits amongst the mixed feelings of devastation and anger area neighbors have over the senseless murder and arson that took Harriet Crandall from us. We have a $3000 reward for the caller who provides us the name of her killer. Mrs. Crandall’s family deserves to find the closure only justice can bring. They demand it. We all want them to have it. If you have any information please call us, 309-762-9500. You will remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you will receive the $3000. No questions asked. 




FAMILY SEEKS JUSTICE IN MURDER OF AGNES KENNEDY
February 24, 2008

Agnes Kennedy was a daughter, a mother, and a grandmother. She became a murder victim on the 22nd of December 2007. Found lying in the north alley in the 1800 block of west of 8th Street in Davenport. Agnes was loved by many. A small sign of that is the $10,000 reward offered by the family and Crime Stoppers. The Board of Directors will provide their maximum of $1000 and the family is providing $9000 for the tip that leads to the arrest of a murderer. Davenport investigators believe someone with the information they are looking for may be afraid to come forward because they may be a drug user or involved in some other illegal activity. Detectives just need your information! Our tip line keeps you anonymous and will pay you $10,000 if your information leads to an arrest. The Crime Stoppers tip line is 309-762-9500.

Agnes Kennedy




MILAN POLICE STILL SEEKING CLUES ON THE MURDER OF NICK ATWATER
September 16, 2007
A shooting in Milan Sunday, January, 8th, 2006 killed one man and left police hunting for a suspect vehicle.  Officers found Nicholas Atwater, 34, at 2:25 a.m. at 280 W. 20th Ave., in the Village Woods apartment complex parking lot. He was taken to Rock Island's Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, where he died as a result of his injuries.  Police are looking for a dark-colored, 1980s or 1990s model, full-size van, last seen leaving the complex shortly after the shooting. The van was last seen heading north on W. 4th Street from 20th Avenue, said Milan Police Chief Mark Beckwith.   A resident of Village Woods said Sunday that he and his wife woke up to the noise at about 2:30 a.m. "There were five very distinct gunshots," he said. Another Village Woods resident said he also heard five or six shots between 2 and 3 a.m.  Milan Police are determined to bring those responsible for this murder to justice.  The person who provides the tip that solves this one is guaranteed a $1,000 cash reward. Those with information should call Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500.


Left: Victim Nicholas Atwater.  Above: Village Woods Apartments




DAVENPORT PD NEED INFORMATION ON "COLD CASE"
September 7, 2007
Davenport Police and Crime Stoppers need your help in a cold case homicide. George “Louie” Guiterrez was found wrapped in a sleeping bag in the bed of his maroon 1983 Chevrolet pick-up truck. He had been murdered. The truck was parked along the Mississippi river in the 3400 block of South Concorde Street in the early afternoon of October 19th, 2004.  Mr. Guiterrez died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Louie was a big Dallas Cowboys Fan and his truck was covered in Cowboys stickers and signs. If you have any information regarding Mr. Guiterrez or his truck, please call our tip line 309-762-9500. If your information leads to an arrest you will receive $1000. 




POLICE AND FAMILY OF GEORGE LISTER NEED YOUR HELP NOW
November 10, 2005
The body of Missing Person George Lister was found and foul play is still suspected, though the cause of death is undetermined.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 to anyone with information that can help police arrest Mr. Lister's killer. Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department Investigators and East Moline Police are requesting you contact us if you have any information.  The tip line is 309-762-9500. You will remain anonymous and if your information solves this murder, you could collect up to $1,000 cash.



TASK FORCE SEEKING CLUES IN KNAPTON MURDER
July 2, 2004
This Fourth of July weekend, while we celebrate our independence, a special homicide task force will be pouring over evidence and clues related to a murder that occurred one year ago. Jone Knapton was reported missing by her family on the 6th of July, 2003.  Four days later her body was recovered in the Green River just outside Geneseo. The individual responsible for this grisly murder must be caught and brought to justice. The task force intends to do just that. Local law enforcement officers are currently posting flyers in area businesses. The hope is that someone, somewhere remembers seeing something out of the ordinary. If you have any information that might help these assembled detectives, please call.   The Crime Stoppers tip line is 309-762-9500.




POLICE STILL SEEKING INFORMATION ON DOUBLE HOMICIDE
July 8, 2003
East Moline Police and Crime Stoppers still need your help with information concerning the murders of Edward and Doris Elwess (pictured below). They were shot in their home at 456 15th Avenue, East Moline, sometime after 7:00 Friday evening the first of November. The couple was found in the home around 10:00 AM Saturday morning. New information shared by East Moline detectives with Channel 4 Eyewitness News during a Crime Stoppers reenactment include the belief that two handguns may be missing from the residence. Also learned was the killers' point of entry, which was through the kitchen window. Police are still investigating leads.  Crime Stoppers can help anyone with information that leads police to an arrest by keeping their identity anonymous and providing them with $1,000 cash. The family are offering an additional $5,000 reward. The Crime Stoppers tip line is 309-762-9500.